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I'm The Facebook Mom Everyone Loves To Hate

Whitney Lloyd | Posted 07.28.2016 | Parents
Whitney Lloyd

I am apparently the hippie-crunchy-granola mom who has been accusing of shaming other moms simple because of my lifestyle. Yes, I am the mom everyone loves to hate. You cringe at my posts on social media. You judge me when I walk by. You complain to your other mom friends about me.

For Every Mother Who Has Lost Her Child

Regan Long | Posted 07.26.2016 | Parents
Regan Long

I miss you more than words could ever speak or essays could ever express.

13 Life Lessons All Parents Should Teach Their Kids

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.21.2016 | Parents
Maria Rodale

by the editors of Prevention Forget the Mom guilt--these basic health, nutrition, fitness, and happiness 101s are easy to impart to your family. In...

The Silent Struggles Of A Mother-(Adult) Daughter Relationship

Ellen Resnick and Jenna Gebel | Posted 07.18.2016 | Parents
Ellen Resnick and Jenna Gebel

When a mother first learns that she is pregnant, there is a flurry of emotions. And learning that she is having a girl? What a thrill! There's nothing quite like the bond between a mother and her daughter. But sometimes anxiety sets in or self-doubt arises: How will I know how to take care of her? Raise her? Protect her?

A Letter To My Child In A Time Of Terror

Jessica Ciencin Henriquez | Posted 07.15.2016 | Women
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez

I have been your mother for four years and 15 days, and every one of those days I have considered the countless ways that you might die. This, I am to...

When Your Mother Can No Longer Remember Your Birthday

Lisa Hirsch | Posted 07.09.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Hirsch

I will be celebrating my birthday July 12th and I, who never made a big deal about this day, now feel differently. I find it sad that the woman who gave birth to me has no memory of this day, or in fact, any other day. Mom for the last 13 years has been suffering from Alzheimer's.

The Art of Motherhood

Ursula Nwobu | Posted 07.08.2016 | Parents
Ursula Nwobu

While there are a number of things mothers deal with that leave them feeling really overwhelmed, they would always say that having a child is one of their biggest achievements. The job is never truly easy.

Bill Cunningham My Mother & Me

Alice Carey | Posted 07.05.2016 | Style
Alice Carey

That Bill Cunningham's funeral service was held at St. Thomas More's Church put a wistful smile on my face. For to my late mother at least, of the several classy East side Roman Catholic churches in New York City, Thomas More was the classiest.

Phantom Child: Mourning Motherhood

Joanna Charnas | Posted 06.29.2016 | Women
Joanna Charnas

I will always be grateful to my former husband for keeping his word about having a child and allowing me to make the decision to give up this dream. Quietly and repeatedly, he asked how I could raise a child when I struggled to take care of myself. Eventually I realized he was right.

Instead I Held You

Regan Long | Posted 06.29.2016 | Parents
Regan Long

Today my patience has run thin and all I could think about was having a few minutes to myself, but as you fell fast asleep on my chest, it was an easy choice despite a list of things needing to be done. Because instead ... I held you.

It's Been 6 Years Since My Mother Has Known Me

Julie Greenbaum | Posted 06.28.2016 | Women
Julie Greenbaum

Last Friday night, I decided to take it easy and opted to stay in bed watching Netflix instead of a night out with my friends bar hopping in West Holl...

The Brutal Truth About Those Pyramid Schemes

Regan Long | Posted 07.05.2016 | Parents
Regan Long

Whether it be Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, or LinkedIn ... we have been seeing a tremendous shift in peoples' posts, a large percentage of them being women and/or mothers.

The Heart Of A Surgeon

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 06.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
SreyRam Kuy, MD

The Heart of a Surgeon Dr. SreyRam Kuy was recently interview by Sally Croom, Louisiana State University Health Shreveport. This interview was or...

5 Ways To Help Refugee Moms

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact

Refugees and migrants everywhere face trying conditions, but mothers and children in particular are up against uniquely challenging odds. This year, ...

13 Things A Mommy NEVER Wants To Hear

Lisa O'Driscoll | Posted 06.20.2016 | Parents
Lisa O'Driscoll

If you're a mom, there are some things that you love to hear...your child saying "I love you", siblings playing quietly together in the next room, the...

Gone Away Forever, But Still Here In My Heart

Pranay Gupte | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Pranay Gupte

I often refer to my late mother, Prof. Dr. Charusheela Gupte, as the most important influence in my life.

5 Things Daddy Does Better Than Mommy

Ai Grace | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Ai Grace

I don't want to get into an endless debate over who's the better parent. My husband and I each have a set of strengths and a set of weaknesses that bring life and color to our family. But since Father's Day is coming up, I interviewed my kids, and we've reached a consensus that there are (at least) 5 things Daddy does better than Mommy.

I Don't Cherish Every Moment

Celeste Erlach | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Celeste Erlach

Today it happened again. Someone told me how fast little ones grow up and to "cherish every moment." In all the parenting advice I've received over t...

Childbirth Censorship: Women, Culture and the Silent Battle

Francis Sanzaro | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Francis Sanzaro

Countless women have had their accounts shut down, or downright cancelled because they posted "pornographic" or "obscene" material. What, exactly, did these women post? Images of labor

Yoga And Learning To Live With The Experience Of Death

Sujantra McKeever | Posted 06.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sujantra McKeever

It took four months to realize that, to paraphrase Walt Whitman, every cell in me as well belongs to her. Up until that moment, four months after her ...

If Nightgowns Could Talk, What Would Yours Say?

Karla Araujo | Posted 06.08.2016 | Fifty
Karla Araujo

When my brothers and I were very young my father tore my mother's nightgown off while she was preparing breakfast. Children of the Depression era, they weren't prone to frolicking but on that particular Sunday morning, my father must have been feeling frisky.

How to Talk to Your Daughters About Porn Today

Tanith Carey | Posted 06.07.2016 | Parents
Tanith Carey

It's highly likely that by the time your daughter is ready to have relationships, she will have seen porn too. The fact she has viewed it will mean she is more likely to do what boys ask, even if makes her uncomfortable, degraded or it is physically painful -- because she thinks that's the deal.

When I Almost Didn't...

Regan Long | Posted 06.02.2016 | Parents
Regan Long

"Go ahead, Baby. You read to Mama." I told my 3 year old to go grab a book while we took a quiet moment on the front porch swing while the older kids...

What Your Kids Teach You About Joy (If You're Willing to Hear It)

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg | Posted 05.31.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

Maybe today you can find a second to be dazzled by the flowers on the side of the road. To feel the warm water pouring over you deliciously when you shower. To savor the taste of iced coffee in your mouth. When your kid wants to climb a tree, or stop to stare at the ants -- experience the joy a little bit with them.

Tenkara On Small Streams: Teaching Kids Fly Fishing, Respect for Conservation and a Mother's Love

Blair Smith | Posted 05.25.2016 | Women
Blair Smith

My girls were waiting in the car. I slid in the driver's seat and directed my voice to the back, over the Shovels & Rope album playing: "Girls, I don't know what today will bring. I don't even really know where we are going. All I know, it will be an adventure."